While anytime of year is the perfect time to celebrate LGBTQ+ love, June marks LGBTQ+ Pride month and we're honoring the occasion with some truly heartwarming and tear-jerking same-sex wedding photos that are positively bursting with love. And we promise—these super stunning snapshots will hit you straight in the feels.
We may still have a long way to go in marriage equality, but there’s no denying that we have also made some serious strides—a victory for love, same-sex weddings are currently legally recognized in 28 countries. The Netherlands was the first to turn the tide, passing a law for same-sex marriage in 2001, and the United States is the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage in its historic Supreme Court ruling (a landmark decision we’re still applauding years later—not that we’d ever stop).
Getting married is undeniably one emotional and celebratory affair—but to be able to tie the knot with the love of your life after being denied the right to do so and believing it was something you’d never be able to do? Now that is a whole different kind of celebration, bringing a new meaning to a monumental milestone. And for each and every photo from the LGBTQ+ weddings below, there’s no missing that exact feeling etched across every couple’s face. As these brides and brides and grooms and grooms show, at the end of the big day, we’re all the same: two people dedicating their love and support for the rest of their lives together. LGBT+ weddings are simply just weddings, after all!
From jubilant depictions of love and laughter to the sweet feelings of pride and the most tender of moments, these same-sex wedding photos are filled with such palpable emotion you'll be reaching for the Kleenex. Bring on the happy tears—because these 39 couples prove that love is love.